Green Collar Worker Report
Welcome to the “Who are the Green Collar Workers?” report. This is the first serious attempt in Australia to define just who these people are.
However they are defined, we believe that members of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) are included in the definition.
Evolution or Revolution is an initiative by the NSW division of the EIANZ to engage the wider environmental profession, determine what and who the Green Collar Worker is, and what they need in order to support them to be better professionals and contribute towards addressing environmental issues.
The Evolution or Revolution initiative is a three stage program intended to engage the Green Collar Worker and establish what the profile of the environment/sustainability profession is, so that the profession can be supported more effectively.
The three phases are:
1 Public engagement and event held at the Customs House in
Sydney, with over 200 people, who listened to a panel discussion
and provided feedback.
2 Considered follow‐up: this report.
3 A report back to the profession and a celebration with a Green Tie
ball at Taronga Zoo on Earth Day, 28 March 2009. This was a great
The aim of this report is to review definitions of the Green Collar Worker from around the globe and arrive at an appropriate definition for Australia. A definition is important, as it will provide the foundations for statistics, audits, curricula, regulation, policy and innovation.
- Green Collar Worker report Final.pdf (1.5 MB)